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Finalist Announcement! The 2016 Designers of the Year Shortlist

Meet the contenders for Western Living’s 2016 design awards competition!

Western Living celebrates the best in Western Canadian design with the annual Designers of the Year awards. For our 9th annual competition, we saw entries flood in from all across the West, and our editorial team and all-star judging panel were floored by the talent on display.

Winners will be celebrated in our September issue, and honoured at our annual DOTY galas in Vancouver and Calgary. Keep connected with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or subscribe to our newsletter to follow all our #wldoty updates.

Congratulations to all of this year’s incredible finalists.

ARCHITECTURE

Alloy Homes, Calgary
Davignon Martin, Calgary
DeJong Design Associates, Calgary
Design-Built, Winnipeg
Frits de Vries Architects + Associates, Vancouver
Kevin Vallely, Vancouver
One SEED, Vancouver
Thirdstone, Edmonton

 

ARTHUR ERICKSON MEMORIAL AWARD FOR AN EMERGING DESIGNER IN THE FIELD OF ARCHITECTURE

Arno Matis, Vancouver
Design-Built, Winnipeg
JR Studio
, Calgary
Leckie Studio, Vancouver
Lee Luxford, Vancouver
Mark Simone, Vancouver
MoDA, Calgary
One SEED, Vancouver
Studio North, Calgary

 

FASHION

Andrea Wong, Vancouver
Breanna Musgrove, Vancouver
C4 Eyewear (with Susie Wall), Vancouver
Claudia Schulz, Vancouver
Jeanie Andronyk, Saskatoon
Joanna Baxter (Lover Fighter), Vancouver
Lara Presber, Calgary
Larry Designs, Vancouver
Mary Ann Buis, Vancouver
Poppy Barley, Edmonton
Stittgen Fine Jewelry, Vancouver
Truvelle, Vancouver

 

FURNITURE

Autonomous Furniture, Victoria
Cristian Arostegui, Victoria
Design-Built, Winnipeg
Judson Beaumont, Vancouver
Marni Bowman, Vancouver
Sabina Hill, Vancouver
Shipway Living Design, Vancouver
Steven Pollock, Vancouver
Studio Brovhn, Vancouver
OneTwoSix Design, Edmonton
Zoe Pawlak and Jeff Martin Joinery, Vancouver
Willow and Stump, Vancouver

 

INDUSTRIAL

Adrian & Martinus Pool, Calgary
Char Kennedy, Vancouver
Fleet Objects, Vancouver
Landon Dix Design Studio, Vancouver
Matthew McCormick, Vancouver
Maurice Laurent Dery, Vancouver
OneTwoSix Design, Edmonton
Sumer Singh, Calgary
Zoe Pawlak and Burritt Bros, Vancouver

 

INTERIORS

Adam Becker, Vancouver
Amanda Hamilton, Calgary
Aly Velji, Calgary
Ben Leavitt, Vancouver
Cridland Associates, Calgary
Denise Ashmore, Vancouver
Evoke International Design, Vancouver
Falken Reynolds, Vancouver
Sophie Burke, Vancouver
Stephanie Brown, Vancouver

 

ROBERT LEDINGHAM MEMORIAL AWARD FOR AN EMERGING INTERIOR DESIGNER

Aly Velji, Calgary
Andrea Greenway, Vancouver
Denise Ashmore, Vancouver
Elena del Bucchia, Calgary
Falken Reynolds, Vancouver
Gillian Segal, Vancouver
Jamie Banfield, Vancouver
Javier Martinez, Calgary
Lee Luxford, Vancouver
Rochelle Cote, Calgary
Stephanie Brown, Vancouver

 

MAKER

Amanda Hamilton, Calgary
Cathy Terepocki
, Vancouver
Cory Barkman, Calgary
Heather Braun-Dahl, Vancouver
Markella Mildenberger, Vancouver
Ulla Clark, Pemberton, B.C.
Wendy W Fok, Vancouver

 

Winners will be announced August 30! Sign up for our newsletter so you don’t miss a thing.

Meet this year’s judging panel.

Check out previous DOTY winners by category or by year.

Comments

J

I am very disappointed that Edmonton does not have more than 1 or 2 awards! We are a very future-oriented city on a level equal to, if not superior to that of both Calgary and Vancouver. Seems like a very biased judging panel. Has anyone on this panel even visited Edmonton to see firsthand what is really happening?

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S

Hi Jayne,

Thanks for your feedback. Our Designers of the Year competition is based on submissions by the designers themselves, and we just didn’t have a large proportion of Edmontonians enter this year for whatever reason. We definitely are aware that YEG is doing great things, and we would love to see more from your great city for next year’s competition. If you’ve got any ideas for ways we can encourage the Edmonton design community to submit their work, we’d love to hear them! You can drop me a line at stacey.mclachlan@westernliving.ca.

-Stacey McLachlan, Senior Editor

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J

As always, some great finalists here! Sadly we missed the deadline for submission. Workspace will certainly represent Edmonton next year!!

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